The Bavarians are targeting their return to the summit of Bundesliga with three points on Sunday. Take a look at our Bayern Munich vs Mainz Preview and catch the latest news and stats.
Bayern Munich Recent Form & Team News
Bayern Munich finished 2020 at the top of Bundesliga, but their latest wins came lot harder than expected. Namely, they allowed the opening goal in seven consecutive matches, but managed to come back and claim points (W4, D3). It is new league record for a team that came back after conceding first. The Bavarians are conceding 1.46 goals per contest, which is the highest average after 13 rounds since 1981/82 season.
Still, that tendency to allow goals is not very concerning considering Bayern’s potent attack that scored in 43 consecutive games in all competitions. Their prolific attack scored an average of 3.83 goals per Bundesliga match at home in this campaign. Mainz are their favorite rival too, as Bayern scored 2+ goals in both halves in the previous three H2H duels at Allianz Arena, and won despite a -3 handicap each time.
Player to watch: Robert Lewandowski scored his team’s last five goals, and averaged a goal for every 58.6 minutes of league football.
Hot stat: Bayern won at halftime/full-time in six H2H encounters in a row.
Hans-Dieter Flick cannot count on Kingsley Coman (muscle) and Tanguy Kouassi (thigh).
Mainz Recent Form & Team News
Mainz will likely survive another another hammering at Allianz Arena. They travel here following a cup defeat to second-tier Bochum, which was the final nail in the coffin for head coach Jan-Moritz Lichte. Jan Siewert took over as a caretaker but has a hard job of ending Mainz’ five-match Bundesliga streak without a victory (D2, L3). His team is facing a side that scores an average of 2.82 goals against them per a H2H duel.
Even their most loyal and optimistic fans know that getting a win here is a mission impossible as Mainz’s record on the road reads: W1, D1, L4. Die Nullfünfer have seen a joint-league high four of their games on the road end in a halftime/full-time loss prior to this round.
Player to watch: Jean-Philippe Mateta scored even four of Mainz’ six Bundesliga goals away from home.
Siewert will be without Pierre Kunde Malong (knee), Philipp Mwene (ankle), and Paul Nebel (ankle). Moussa Niakhate (suspension), Levin Oztunali (hip), and Niklas Tauer (muscle) are also unavailable.
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